Author(s): Robin Neillands
Robin Neillands goes behind the the "gung ho hero" myth of special forces to tell their true story since 1945, using the words of the soldiers themselves, hefollows the phases of expansion and contraction of special forces, their successes and failures, the developments in technology, and new roles in anti terrorism and anti drug operations.He descrbes the exploits ot the SAS and the Green Berets, as well as regiments and special forces form other countries.
Author's other titles inc. "The Desert Rats: 7th Armoured Division 1940-45", "The Raiders: The Army Commandoes 1940-45", "By Sea And Land: Royal Marine Commandos 1942-82", "D-Day 1944: Voices From Normandy", "The Conquest Of The Reich: D-Day to VE-Day"
Robin Neillands served in 45 Commando Royal Marines during the 1950s. He now works as a journalist and travel writer and has a growing reputation as a military historian. He has published many books on British military history from the Napoleonic era through to the Second World War. His co author Roderick de Normann also has a military background and several military histories to his credit.